05-12-2017, 10:02 PM
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
A Man's Got To Know His Limitations!!
I agree with Gator!! We can hire the geeks for cyber command as civilian employees. As long as they do nothing but sit in a stateside cubical pushing buttons on a keyboard, basic training is hardly needed.
I understand that some of the millennial-type geeks have a hard time adapting to rigid Army protocols. However, there are niches for them. When my son was in Iraq, he thought that the gunner on his Stryker (armored personnel carrier) was probably the worst soldier in the U.S. Army. Put that geeky gamer behind the controls of the remotely fired Browning .50 caliber M2 heavy machine gun, a.k.a. "Ma Deuce", he miraculously became the best gunner in the Brigade!! To him, it was just another video game!!!
Stryker.jpg <---Stryker armed with remotely fired Browning .50 caliber M2 heavy machine gun.
If you were doing close order drill or the manual of arms, he was completely worthless. However, if you needed someone to provide cover fire while you advanced on an enemy strong point, he was the man you wanted covering your back!! He was absolutely deadly!
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Last edited by Lineman; 05-12-2017 at 10:15 PM.